Life Management – Some Best Practices

Life mismanagement is one key area that results in the downfall of too many leaders.  This is “Enemy Number  Two” in Greg Salciccioli’s book, The Enemies of Excellence, & Reasons Why We Sabotage Success.

In his book, Greg lists some best practices exhibited by leaders who have learned how to build sustainable success.  They are:

  • Establish work boundaries.
  • Schedule vacations and personal planning times a year in advance.
  • Invest mornings in uninterrupted, high-priority activity.
  • Engage in daily exercise, providing emotional and mental relief as well as energy replenishment.
  • Use the afternoon for management, including e-mail, meetings, and phone calls.
  • Guard evenings and weekends for relationship connections and personal enjoyment.
  • Invest in outside insight from mentors, coaches, and trainers focusing on personal and professional growth.

Greg then follows up with three key steps to mastering Life Management:

1. Determine Priorities

2. Plan Priorities

3. Practice Priorities

Some good advice – so how are you doing in terms of Life Management?  Could some of these suggestions help you to become more effective and to lead a more fulfilling life as you follow your calling?